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Performance Evaluation: Proven Approaches for Improving Program and Organizational Performance by Ingrid Guerra-López

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BENEFITS OF EVALUATION

Conducting an evaluation requires resources, but the benefits outweigh those costs in most situations. Here are some of the many benefits to include in an evaluation proposal or business case:

  • Evaluation can provide relevant, reliable, and valid data to help make justifiable decisions about

    how to improve programs and other solutions,

    what programs and solutions to continue or discontinue,

    how to get closer to organizational goals, and

    whether current goals are worth pursuing.

  • Evaluation plans and frameworks provide the basis for design, development, and implementation project management plans.
  • Evaluation can identify any adjustments that have to be made during and after development and implementation, so that resources ...

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